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Publication numberUS1014784 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 16, 1912
Filing dateOct 31, 1910
Priority dateOct 31, 1910
Publication numberUS 1014784 A, US 1014784A, US-A-1014784, US1014784 A, US1014784A
InventorsJames E Tate
Original AssigneeJames E Tate
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fountain tooth-brush.
US 1014784 A
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a Qf'aifinesau J. E. TATE.



Lfllfi Patented Jan.16,1912.



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Specification of'Letters Patent.

Patented J an. 16 1912.

Application filed Getober 31, 1910. Serial No. 590,015.

To all whomit may concern Be it known that 1. JAMES E. TATE, a citizen of the'llnited States, and resident of Middleton, Elbert county,.Georgia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fountain Tooth-Brushes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in fountain tooth brushes and has. for its object a handle acting as a fluid container, a detachable brush and a valve mechan sm whereby the fiuid is permitted to be brought in contact with the bristles.

A further object of my invention to construct a tooth brush with a fluid con-- taincr, a detachable brush and means for supporting the same, a suitable duct where-- by the fluid is conducted from the container to. the bristle of the brush and a valve mechanism for regulating the admission and flow or the fluid.

iigure 1 is a perspective view of my improved tooth brush. Fig. 2 is a central, sectional view of the same. Fig. 3 is a de tai top plan view of the brush frame. Fig.

-partbroken awav and in section showing the inlet port and the discharge duct.

ln the construction of my invention I provide a handle 7 being constructed hollow tor-mint, a fluid or liquid container 8, the end 9 thereof through which the fluid or liquid is admitted into the container is provided with a stopper 10, and which may be inserted and held snugly therein by any well-known means. The handle 7 is brought to a diminished size at the point indicated by the numeral 11. forming a neck 12-, the end of said neck terminating in a cylinder or tube 13, and in the same is placed a wall 1% provided with a port hole 15 throz which the fluid or'liquid from the conta n is permitted to pass. In the tube or cyli der 13 is placed a tuliuilar valve 16, its i ier end closed by the wall 17, which is 21.150 provided with a porthole 18 corresponding in size with the port hole 15, and the same are so arranged as to communicate and provide a free passage for the fluid or liquid when the valve is so'turned as to permit the port holes to register. The opposite end of the tubular valve is provided with a head 19, the edge thereof being knurled so as to provide a suitable grip for inp; provided with a plurality of rows of bristles 25 and held therein in the usual manner of brush construction, the said frame provided with elongated slots 26, the

surface 27 tapering inwardly so as to guide the fluid against the centerv row of bristles. The construction as described is clearly shown in 4. The formation of the slots in the frame is such as to provide the material over the center row of bristles with a rounded surface indicated by the numeral 28, which comes immediately below the ducts 29, which are formed in the bottom edge of the cylinder 13, the tubular valve beingalso provided with similar lucts 30 corresponding with those formed in the cylinder 13. The head 20 of the tubular valve 15 of st ch size as tocontact with the edge of the rush frame and lock the same in position and the. valve is so constructed as to fit snugly in the cylinder 13, and cause what is termed a friction fit. After the brush has been used, the operator by manipulating the head 20 of the tubular valve, by either turning it to the right or leftso that the indicator marks are placed out of register, the ports and ducts are closed and the fluid from the container is prevented fromentcring the brush proper.

The essential feature of my invention is the construction of a fountain brush having a removable or detachable brush member carried by a fluid container and a means whereby the fluid is permitted to contact with the brush.

Having thus fully described my i'nven- 'tion, what I olaim as new and desii e to hate passage of the fluid from thehandle t0 the secured to me by the grant of Letters Pat? 'valve, thenoe to contact with the bristles of j ent, is: the brush member, substantially as specified. A fountain tooth brush comprising a In testimony whereof, I have signed my 5 handle, a brush supportinghousing,a slotted name toe-this specification, in presence of brush frame provided With-bristles detachtwo subscribing witnesses.

ably mounted in said housing, a division 7 JAMES E TATE. Wall formed in'the handle and provided with Witnesses; a port opening, a slotted tubular valve mem- S. W. TATE,

' 10 her loeatedin the handle for regulating the ALFRED A. EIoKs.

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US2766472 *Jan 30, 1953Oct 16, 1956Harry K AurandtFountain toothbrush
US4199270 *Apr 18, 1978Apr 22, 1980Secunda Ag Fur Vermietung Von WirtschaftsguternDispenser-container brush for paste material
US4875791 *Feb 3, 1984Oct 24, 1989Hassan Shawky ALiquid dispensing brush
US5361446 *May 6, 1993Nov 8, 1994Mark RufoToothbrush
US6851882Jul 31, 2003Feb 8, 2005Ray Andrew MaloneyDisposable toothbrush with reservoir
U.S. Classification401/281, 401/290, 15/176.1, 401/194
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/0013